Pupils who attend the French After School Club put on a special assembly for their parents and the rest of the school. Please click the link for a youtube presentation https://youtu.be/gkJcdw_ZQPs
The whole school finally celebrated World Book Day following the interruption caused by the snow at the beginning of the month and it was definitely worth the wait!
Some of the highlights included pairing up with another class to share our favourite books; listening to a new story alongside children from across the school; author activities in class; and (perhaps the most popular) a clue hunt around school to decipher a phrase from either Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (KS2) or Where’s Wally (KS1).
The day concluded, as is the tradition here at Burnside, with the reading of the school story which began in Nursery and took a creative journey through each year group before concluding in Year 6. You can even read it here! See if you come across any familiar characters…
On Friday 16th March an assembly was held for Marie Curie Day. Children and staff wore yellow clothing for school and brought in donations for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Reception joined Joe Wicks for his live school workout this morning. They joined in with kangaroo jumps, squats, star jumps, rope climbs and much more. Some of the comments Zach- “come on it makes you strong!” He encouraged a friend to join in. George- “I can feel my heart beating really fast!” Most of the children really enjoyed this and tried their best to keep going even if they were getting tired.
Below is a link which you may find helpful
‘The year 3 children enjoyed making photo frames for their mums and other loved ones at home.’
In reception, we have been learning lots about birds. This week we made some bird cake. The children chopped up fat and then mixed it up with different bird seeds. They then squished it all together and put it into some pots.
Sophie commented, “It feels like slime!”
Ruby said, “It feels like sloppy lipsil.”
Look at their faces when they are touching the fat! Some children also wrote instructions to make bird cake. They wrote so beautifully that they gained a head teacher’s award.
Children from Year 6 did a fantastic job of teaching the Year 3s all about the present perfect tense this afternoon. It sounds tricky but they made it so much easier. They reported that the Year 3s have a better understanding of it now too.
Fantastic job (I think some of the teachers are a little worried now that they could be easily replaced…!).
We’d like to thank parents and staff for joining us this afternoon to help clear the school entrance and access road so that we can safely open tomorrow. What a fantastic turnout!
We were overwhelmed today by the number of children who entered our Safer Internet Day competition and designed an emoji mask! Thank you as well to parents who attended the mask parade and stayed for the parent session.
As part of Healthy Schools Week, Ruth Slavin from Taylor-Shaw (school meals provider) visited school with a special lamp to show children how well they were washing their hands and where they might be missing. The children learnt to wash their hands for long enough to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ and also to remember in between their fingers, on top of their hands and their wrists.